Volvo V40 Cross Country going to Paris Motor Show image

The Swedish based automaker has recently announced that the V40 will receive a cross version, named the V40 Cross Country, at the 2012 Paris Motor Show next week.

According to the car manufacturer, the Volvo V40 Cross Country is the second body style of the compact vehicle and its exterior design is reminding us of the XC70. The main differences between the regular five-door Volvo V40 and the V40 Cross Country are the front and rear bumper, the side skirts, the front grille with a different design, body-colored rims, a 40 mm increased ride height and some other minor features.

The interior design of the Volvo V40 Cross Country is mainly similar to the one of the regular V40 and it’s offering new inserts on the center console. Under the hood, Volvo says that the V40 Cross Country will receive all engines form the V40, except for the 1.6 liter T3 unit with 150 HP. The carmaker will only offer one engine with an all-wheel drive system, the 254 HP T5 top of the line. Additional details on the Volvo V40 Cross Country are limited for the moment.